BSF Court Decision Announced
A verdict on the court challenge by six councils regarding the scrapping of the Building Schools for Future program has been announced.
Nottingham, Luton, Waltham Forest, Kent, Newham and Sandwell councils challenged the department of education claiming the scrapping of the scheme was unfair and unlawful. As a result of the hearing the judge, Mr Justice Holman, equated the decision by Michael Gove as an "abuse of power" due to failure to carry out a proper consultation on the scrapping of the controversial scheme.
However, whilst the councils may be urging Michael Gove to reconsider his decision, the Department of Education also declared the hearing a success due to the BSF
scheme remaining scrapped, resulting in confusion as to who has actually won the hearing with both sides claiming victory.
More details can be found on the CYPNow website here